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Open Thread 8/29: Braves @ Phillies

Derek Low will take the mound for Atlanta tonight and he's coming off of two less than stellar starts. His last time out he was relieved after allowing 3 runs in 5 innings, which was a major improvement over the game before where had allowed 8 runs in just 3.2 innings. But, before those 2 games, he had a streak of 7 straight quality starts, so hopefully he can return to form.

Opposing D-Low will be Philadelphia's ace and major trade aquisition, Cliff Lee. Lee has been amazing for the Phillies, racking up wins in all 5 of his starts for them to go with a tiny 0.68 ERA. Lee's dominant pitching doesn't make for a good matchup with Atlanta's sputtering offense, so the Phillies clearly have an advantage heading into the game. But, anything can happen in, as Brian McCann calls it, the high school fild that is Citzen's Bank Park.

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